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Source: TED

Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. 

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
Source: Wellcome Trust
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
Source: National Science Foundation
Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.
Source: TED
Why can’t our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Although there are no pain-sensing fibers located in the brain, these fibers are present in nearby tissues. When they become activated, a headache can occur.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: TODAY.com
Date: 29 Oct 2014

Using new imaging methods, Stanford researchers found distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people.

Source: Discovery News
Date: 27 Oct 2014
Famed for its excellent vision and pouncing skills, has long been an enigma to neurobiologists.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 26 Oct 2014
Flavanols, found in cocoa and tea, reverse cognitive decline in a key area of the brain, study shows.

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